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Incisional Hernia Outcomes Study Using Parietex Composite Mesh

This study has been terminated.
(Principal Investigator left institution.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Columbia University Identifier:
First received: April 10, 2007
Last updated: March 25, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of laparoscopic incisional hernia repair surgery and to record the outcomes of patients after surgery.

Condition Phase
Incisional Hernia Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Laparoscopic Abdominal-Wall Hernia Repair Outcomes Study Using Parietex Composite Mesh

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Further study details as provided by Columbia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual analog (VAS) scale [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    pain assessment

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: August 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
Subjects with an incisional, ventral, umbilical, or spigelian hernia no larger tham 15 cm at the largest measurement, who are candidates for laparoscopic repair of the hernia, and who are able to commit to long-term followup. Laparoscopic repair will proceed as per the standard technique, using polyester mesh.

Detailed Description:
For subjects who agree to participate in this study, participation will last for 1 year. Subjects will undergo all the routine preoperative testing, the same as would be required if they were not participating in this study. This testing includes a blood sample and an electrocardiogram (ECG). Follow up visits will be done at 2 weeks after surgery, 6 weeks after surgery, and 1 year after surgery. Except for the 1 year visit, these office visits are routine and would be requested even if you were not participating in this study. At each of these visits, subjects will be asked about their level of pain and the amount and type of pain medication their are taking. Data gathered for this study will be on outcomes only.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Surgical clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • incisional hernia suitable for repair by laparoscopic techniques

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not a candidate for laparoscopic surgery
  • hernia not suitable for laparoscopic repair techniques
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00459602

United States, New York
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Principal Investigator: Dennis L Fowler, MD Columbia University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Columbia University Identifier: NCT00459602     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAA7985
Study First Received: April 10, 2007
Last Updated: March 25, 2015

Keywords provided by Columbia University:
laparoscopic surgery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Incisional Hernia
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes processed this record on August 17, 2017